Baird’s global Equities business offers internationally recognized equity and macroeconomic research, sales, trading and corporate access to institutional clients around the world. As one of the nation’s best places to work, we are able to attract and retain top talent. The exceptionally long tenure of our team ensures continuity and quality in client coverage.

As a privately held, employee-owned firm, we have a long-term focus on client relationships, which are built on:

Broad knowledge of the markets and focused sector expertise

Global market coverage, including a presence in all of our money centers

A full suite of objective, international trading capabilities from a firm that does not operate a dark pool or proprietary trading desk

Global Equity Trading

With annual trading volume of nearly 6 billion shares, Baird offers a full suite of comprehensive trading services for institutional clients and is a market maker in over 3,900 stocks. Our seasoned team provides fully customized solutions for a wide range of strategic needs. The consistent quality of our execution and commitment to personal service for institutional clients has contributed to significant growth in our share of US equity trading activity. Over the past five years, our equity trading volume has grown nearly 16%.


Baird’s dedicated equity analysts provide comprehensive, award-winning coverage of more than 750 stocks. This sector-based research is complemented by macro research and insights offered through our independent affiliate Strategas, a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm.

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Global Corporate Access

Meeting key investors and maintaining dialogue with existing shareholders help companies maximize share value. Baird connects institutional investors around the world with superior companies that fit their specific criteria.

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Baird’s nationally recognized conferences unite institutional and private equity investors, portfolio managers and buy-side analysts with senior leaders from top companies in targeted sectors. Attendees have exclusive access to presenting executives as well as Baird’s award-winning equity research.

Each conference provides in-depth looks at the strategies leading companies are pursuing to grow their businesses and shareholder value. Presenting companies and Baird analysts share market insight through large-group presentations, Q&A sessions, small breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings arranged for qualified conference guests.

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Our Team

Baird is committed to being a trusted, effective equities partner. Our team delivers industry-leading equities capabilities with a focus on building long-term, high-touch relationships with our clients across the globe. 

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Awards & Recognition

Baird provides acclaimed equity research, sales, trading and corporate access to institutional clients around the world – and our equities expertise and reputation as a great place to work have garnered recognition from a variety of industry resources.

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2022 Coalition Greenwich Surveys

Baird ranked as the No. 1 "important small-/mid-cap research advisory firm" and earned high marks in sales, research, corporate access and trading categories.

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Institutional Investor

Baird is recognized in Institutional Investor’s ranking of America’s Top Corporate Access Providers - Baird ranked #2 with Corporates.

Our award-winning equity research is complemented by the macro and policy insights of Strategas, an independent Baird affiliate and Institutional Investor’s top-ranked macro research firm since 2017.

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StarMine Analyst Awards

Eight Baird analysts were recognized for the performance of their buy/sell recommendations and accuracy of their earnings estimates.

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TipRanks Awards

Top 25 Wall Street Analysts of the DecadeTwo Baird analysts ranked among the top analysts on the Street.